Windows Phone 8 Development Internals

Windows Phone 8 Development Internals

Paperback Developer Reference (Paperback)

By (author) Andrew Whitechapel, By (author) Sean Mckenna

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  • Publisher: Microsoft Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 1044 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 226mm x 61mm | 1,724g
  • Publication date: 25 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Redmond
  • ISBN 10: 0735676232
  • ISBN 13: 9780735676237
  • Edition statement: Professional
  • Sales rank: 842,817

Product description

Build and optimize Windows Phone 8 apps for performance and security Drill into Windows Phone 8 design and architecture, and learn best practices for building phone apps for consumers and the enterprise. Written by two senior members of the core Windows Phone Developer Platform team, this hands-on book gets you up to speed on the Windows 8 core features and application model, and shows you how to build apps with managed code in C# and native code in C++. You'll also learn how to incorporate Windows Phone 8 features such as speech, the Wallet, and in-app purchase. Discover how to: * Create UIs with unique layouts, controls, and gesture support * Manage databinding with the Model View ViewModel pattern * Build apps that target Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7 * Use built-in sensors, including the accelerometer and camera * Consume web services and connect to social media apps * Share code across Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 apps * Build and deploy company hub apps for the enterprise * Start developing games using Direct3D * Test your app and submit it to the Windows Phone Store

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Author information

Andrew Whitechapel is a senior program manager for the Windows Phone Application Platform team, performing scoping and design for the application platform (both native and managed). He has written several books, including Windows Phone 7 Development Internals. Sean McKenna is a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Phone Developer Platform team. He has been responsible for a number of key features, including local database support and app-to-app communication.

Table of contents

* Foreword * Introduction * Core Features * Chapter 1: Vision and architecture * Chapter 2: App model and navigation * Chapter 3: UI visuals and touch * Chapter 4: Data binding and MVVM * Chapter 5: Phone and media services * Chapter 6: Sensors * Chapter 7: Web connectivity * Chapter 8: Web services and the cloud * Chapter 9: Background agents * Chapter 10: Local storage and databases * Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 * Chapter 11: App publication * Chapter 12: Profiling and diagnostics * Chapter 13: Porting to Windows Phone 8 and multitargeting * Chapter 14: Tiles and notifications * Chapter 15: Contacts and calendar * Chapter 16: Camera and photos * Chapter 17: Networking and proximity * Chapter 18: Location and maps * New Windows Phone 8 Features * Chapter 19: Speech * Chapter 20: The Wallet * Chapter 21: Monetizing your app * Chapter 22: Enterprise apps * Native Development and Windows Phone 8 convergence * Chapter 23: Native development * Chapter 24: Windows 8 convergence * Chapter 25: Games and Direct3D * About the Authors